Latest News for AWIPEV Base

Svalbard Science Conference 2021
will be held at Scandic Fornebu, Oslo 2-3 November 2021. Registration for the conference is now open. 
Deadline for abstract submission in 1. June 2021.

Ny-Aalesund GIS is online by the Norwegian Polar Institute has opened a new layer showing scientific instruments, installations, and observatories in and around Ny-Aalesund. 

At choose the layer "Ny-Ålesund Research Objects".

News for 2021 field season

Corona information
provided by the Norwegian Polar Institute .

AWIPEV Introduction Seminar

The 2021 AWIPEV Introduction Seminar was held in two separate parts as a virtual meeting. 

27. Jan. 2021 09:00 - 12:30         AWIPEV Introduction to base logistics                  

3. March 2021  09:00 - 17:00       Introduction to AWIPEV Scientific projects 2021

Essential presentations from the seminar are available here at our download-center

HSE Issues:

see our Introduction Seminar item list


 About Freight:

From AWI: Please contact Silke Henkel AND Marcus Meierdierks (AWI) for further information
and see AWI general freight handling infos.

From IPEV: Please contact Pauline Boucher (+33 2 98 05 6517) and Dominique Fleury (+33 2 98 05 6542)

  • Winter 2021 container sent from Bremerhaven: 
    Scheduled arrival date in NYA: ca. 17. March 2021

  • Spring 2021 container sent from Bremerhaven: 
    Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven:                      17. March 2021
  • Freight papers need to be sent at latest 4 work days before delivery at the warehouse.

    Scheduled arrival date in NYA:                               ca. 17. May 2021

  • Spring 2021 Containers sent from Brest:
    Freight list & delivery of goods at IPEV : deadline 15.02.2021 & 12.04.2021
    For IPEV freight handling infos see here.  
    Expected arrival in Ny-Ålesund: 17.03.2021 & 17.05.2021

  • Schedule of the freight ship Nordbjorn      



Special Issues on Kongsfjorden Ecosystem Research

An international team of marine biologists and ecosystem specialists has published two Special Issues of Polar Biology on the Ecosystem Kongsfjorden: New Views after more than a Decade of Research

Klimawandel aendert das Leben im Kongsfjord (auf Deutsch)

Research papers of the Kongsfjorden Ecosystem Workshop 2014 (in English)

The volumes are published by Springer:

25 years of German Arctic station in Ny-Aalesund

on 10th August 1991 the German Arctic research station was officially opened, which in 2003 merged with the French station into the joint AWIPEV Base of today. Read more about the (hi)story here

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits AWIPEV Base

8. July

During his stay in Ny-Ålesund, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited the AWIPEV base. They were informed about climate research and work at the base.

Solar Eclipse 20.3.2015, 11:09-11:12

Photos from the solar eclipse at Ny Ålesund can be found in our gallery

Webcams in Ny-Ålesund

Webcams in Ny-Ålesund


Overview and Archive of web cam pictures (by NPI)

Job Opportunities at AWIPEV

News and blogs


Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System
The Svalbard observing system for long-term measurements addressing Earth System Science questions

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